Can I make my husband keep me on his insurance after the divorce?
Question Details: We have been married 12 years in Nov. I have many medical conditions that will cause me to have a had time getting medical insurance. All i want is my insurance kept current and for him to pay for my medical, that the insurance does not pay for. I will pick up medical bills that is left over from what the insurance does not pay for. This is all I want from him.
I think it's very important for you to have a full consultation with a divorce lawyer in your area, so that you can get a detailed explanation of your rights under Illinois law (there are some differences from one state to another), based on all of the facts of your situation. One place to find a qualified attorney is our website, http://attorneypages.com
As far as I know, there's no way for you to be on your husband's insurance after the divorce becomes final; you will have the right to continue the coverage for 18 months under COBRA but you will have to pay the full premiums.
Right now, it's easy to say that medical coverage is all you want from him. But the divorce judgment will be permanent, and it's important that you take a longer-term look at this to make sure it is something that you will be able to live with.
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